Good Luck Good Night Essay

Topics: Joseph McCarthy, Edward R. Murrow, McCarthyism Pages: 4 (1011 words) Published: February 8, 2011
About the Movie: Good Night and Good Luck
Director, George Clooney 2005 - Rating PG
In the film, Good Night, and Good Luck, the audience witnesses the semi-fictional but mostly historical recreation of a dark period in modern American History, the near-destruction of civil liberties and freedom of the press and self-expression by witch-hunting, semi-psychotic, alcoholic fascists in the American government. This film was based on the great "debate" between television news broadcaster Edward R. Murrow, and Senator Joseph McCarthy, the anti-communist and prominent source of the hysteria.

About the Presenter: Dr. Voorhees Dunn
Dr. Voorhees Dunn is a professor in the department of History, Philosophy and Political Science. He earned his B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Rutgers University. He teaches American Constitutional Law, The American Legal System, and Introduction to Criminal Justice and has been the College Now Behavioral & Social Sciences Course Coordinator since 1997. Prior to joining the faculty at Kingsborough, he taught at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, The University of Texas at Dallas, and the University of South Alabama at Mobile. As a student of history, Dr. Dunn has always been fascinated by how civilization would collapse without institutions that control the dark side of human nature.

About the Presenter: Professor Sam Taitt
Professor Sam Taitt is a communications specialist who is a faculty member in the Communications and Performing Arts Department at Kingborough Community College. He has worked as a consultant in several political campaigns in the Caribbean and here in New York advising candidates on TV and radio advertising and its impact, as well as having run for elected office himself. He believes it is important for students to be informed abuot their country and how the media impacts the world around them.

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